Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots. The two parts of the city are connected by nine bridges. The Hari Parbat and the Shankar Acharya hills lie on either side of the city.  

People & Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a complex cultural fabric. The many historical constructions and places of worship are long-standing evidences of the historical unity of Srinagar despite the many diverse religious denominations and sects established in the valley since ancient times. 

Srinagar is also the venue for many Kashmiri artists, dancers and singers who perform in the various theatres and art houses of the city. Many troupes of the dervish and the qawwali (that have been influenced by both Sufi and Hindustani musical and artistic traditions of Srinagar) survive to this day and the musicians have their own customised musical instruments.

There are many Hindu temples that are more than 1000 years old as well as age-old mosques that are landmarks of Srinagar. Also, numerous gurudwaras and monasteries can be found in many places throughout the city.

Things to do in Srinagar

UNESCO has recognised some of these famous buildings of the city as heritage sites. Some of the famous temples are Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Kheer Bhavani Temple, Pandrethan Temple, etc. The Hazratbal Mosque, Dal Lake, Wullar Lake, etc. are some prominent attractions of the destination.

Srinagar is also a place for trekking and hiking. The most popular trekking route from Srinagar is to the sacred Amarnath cave. An excursion can be taken to Pahalgam and the Dachigam National Park. Srinagar holiday packages can be availed to plan a holiday to the destination. 

Another significant attraction of Srinagar is the Tulip Festival, which is organised annually from April 5 to 15 every year. 

Food & Shopping in Srinagar

Rice is a dominant feature of most meals served in Srinagar and the valley is famous for its unique method of cooking by combining meat with vegetables. The food is generally sharp and spicy. 

Tourists can shop for Pashmina shawls and stoles, handmade Kashmiri carpets, wooden crafts and the papier machie products, which are exquisitely crafted and unique to Srinagar. Srinagar is well known for its saffron, which is considered as the royal spice. Tourists can visit the saffron field along the Srinagar – Anantnag Highway, which is at a distance of 13 km from Srinagar to buy Saffron, fresh from the farmers. It might cost around INR 200 per gram.

Travelling to Srinagar

Srinagar is connected by flights to the Srinagar Airport. Indian Airlines provides daily flight service to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. The nearest rail station is at Jammu which is almost 300 km away. Bus services are provided by quite a few tour operators from neighbouring regions to reach Srinagar. Tourists can avail private cabs to travel around the city and to nearby places.

The climate of Srinagar is pleasant throughout the year, apart from the winters; with summer temperatures staying within 35° Celsius. The proximate presence of the Hokersar wetland influences the climate of Srinagar and keeps it balanced. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to June.

Accommodation options in Srinagar

Hotel options in Srinagar range from 5 star hotels, resorts to houseboats, budget hotels, lodges and guesthouses. There is an option for tourists with different budgets. 

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Nitima Kanwar

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"Best place in India" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Kashmir is the paradise on earth and is exactly what people say. It is full of scenic beauty and has great views. Plan a trip with friends, family, gf or anyone. We reached there by flight and took a cab from there to reach our hotel. We reached our hotel and had great breakfast & the cab driver was really awesome and gave us some good tips to enjoy this place.

We had visited Pahalgam, Gulmarg, enjoyed Dal Lake in Srinagar, Sonmarg. Tanmarg, khilanmarg. Everything was awesome. We enjoyed shopping a lot, the traditional things were so good. We did a lot of bargaining, and it was nice to see how people welcome you in the hills.

A must visit place for every Indian once in a lifetime.
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Goutham

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"Kashmir is good for sightseeing" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I would recommend to visit Kashmir in winters and during March, April & May. Pahalgam, Sonmarg and Gulmarg are popular destinations. If you have time then you can go for Yousmarg also. Most important things, make sure your pocket is full of money because sightseeing is really expensive. Food options are really less for vegetarians and a lot for non-vegetarians.
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Akshay Verma

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"Mesmerizing Kashmir" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Wow this is the one word which can describe Srinagar and overall Kashmir. It is one of the best cities in India known for its beautiful gardens, shikaras and delighful food that one can only think of. This city gives you the ultimate mix of culture, beauty, good food. Local people too are very warm and friendly to make that experience even more better. If you want the ultimate destination where you can relax and explore this is the place to be.
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Sunanda Das

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"Nature reveals here" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This city is truly the heart of Kashmir. It offers a gathering of gardens and lakes. It offers the beauty of dal lake. Which you can enjoy staying in houseboats or lakeside hotels on boulevard lane. All you need is to have clicks after clicks over the various sightseeings around this beautiful city..
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Arun Pathak

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"Beautiful and romantic place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It's really a place that will fix in your heart forever. This is beautiful and romantic place and the best thing is it's weather. Best time to visit it is May and June. One visit is must I think to the heaven of India and don't miss dal lake shikara ride.
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Shweta Dey

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"Great experience"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Srinagar is a very beautiful place and romantic. It's a beauty of India, mostly people said it's a mini swiss and it's true I love the people of Srinagar and there people were so good and very helpful. Visit dal lake, shankaracharya temple was awesome. Also the food was amazing, we tried authentic Kashmiri food, it was superb.
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Meenakshi Sharma

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"Beautiful place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Srinagar is a very beautiful place and romantic. It's a beauty of India, mostly people said it's a mini swiss and it's true. I love Srinagar and the people there were good and very helpful. I like the mentality of Srinagar people.
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Ana S

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"A great place to relax"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I have been to Srinagar thrice and have seen it from a local point of view instead of a purely touristic which has heightened my experience. I would definitely recommend staying in shikara (or taking a shikara ride). If you like gardens there are plenty to choose from such as Nishat, Pari Mahal, Chashma, Shalimar etc and definitely eat as much wazwan cuisine as you can (for non-veggies). Of course time permitting visit Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Leh, Ladakh etc. It's a great place to relax, if you don't mind a turbulent journey by flight and super windy roads by car!
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Sekhar

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"An unforgettable trip"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We are Indian by birth we should see the places like kashmir once in life. My family and I forgot all the things like house, office, school, college etc while on tour for one week. We enjoyed very nicely. I have planned four months ahead. In srinagar, they arranged everything systematically. We had a very good driver cum guide for the whole programme. It is unforgettable visit in our life.
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"A very pleasant trip"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Inspite of the negative news we hear of Srinagar. Its a good place to go. We stayed at Srinagar, Sadaf hotel. Very economic. And visited Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and also covering Srinagar. Tulip garden, Nishat bagh, Shikara ride are a must.
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